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The DC Code: § 16-2310.01 Separation of young children detained prior to a hearing.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

The Director of the Department of Human Services and the Director of Social Services shall ensure that each child at risk who is detained, however briefly, pursuant to section 16-2311(a)(2) or (b)(1) shall be physically separated at all times, except during transportation, from children or other detainees 13 years of age or older, from any child under the age of 13 who has been detained on the ground that there is probable cause to believe the child has committed a crime of violence, as defined in section 23-1331(4), or in any other manner deemed to ensure the safety of the child. Neither the Department of Human Services nor the Director of Social Services shall deliver a child under the age of 13 to the custody of the United States Marshals Service. For the purposes of this section, "child at risk" means a child under the age of 13 or any child 13 years of age or older who, because of his or her size or physical stature, is determined to be especially physically or psychologically vulnerable to attacks by other children.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-2310.1. Temporary Addition of Section For temporary (225 day) addition of section, see § 2(c) of the Juvenile Speedy Trial Equity Temporary Act of 2008 (D.C. Law 17-139, March 26, 2008, law notification 55 DCR 4470). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2(c) of Juvenile Speedy Trial Equity Emergency Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-235, December 27, 2007, 55 DCR 240). For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 2(c) of Juvenile Speedy Trail Equity Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-315, March 19, 2008, 55 DCR 3408). Legislative History of Laws Law 6-140, the "Juvenile Protective Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-250, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on May 27, 1986, and June 10, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on June 13, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-178 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Miscellaneous Notes Section 28(c)(2) of D.C. Law 15-354 provides that the section designation of § 16-2310.1 of the District of Columbia Official Code is redesignated as § 16-2310.01. DC CODE § 16-2310.01 Current through December 11, 2012


(Aug. 13, 1986, D.C. Law 6-140, § 2(c), 33 DCR 3827.)